Mary Larimer, PhD

Personal Statement

I have been a member of the department faculty since 1995. My research and clinical interests include 1) prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug problems among adolescents and young adults (with a particular focus on college drinking prevention), 2) prediction of initiation of drinking and trajectories of alcohol and substance use during emerging adulthood, 3) co-morbidity of substance use with depression, suicide, trauma, PTSD, disordered eating, and gambling problems, 4) evaluation of housing and treatment programs for chronically homeless and incarcerated individuals and 5) dissemination of evidence-based prevention and treatment approaches into clinical, school, and work-site settings. I have published more than 100 articles and book chapters on these topics.​


Univ. of Washington, Psychology Medical education, 1992
UW - Neuropsychology & Geriatrics Teaching Appointment
UW - Addictive Behaviors Research Center Fellowship, Addictive Behaviors Research
Brown University Internship, Clinical Psychology

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Moderate and Acute Suicidal Ideation among a National Sample of Tribal College and University Students 2015-2016.
(2020 Sep 7)
J Rural Health
Parker M, Duran B, Rhew I, Magarati M, Larimer M, Donovan D

Protective behavioral strategies and alcohol outcomes: Impact of mood and personality disorders.
(2020 Aug 18)
Addict Behav 112(): 106615
Grazioli VS, Studer J, Larimer ME, Lewis MA, Bertholet N, Marmet S, Daeppen JB, Gmel G

FMRI activation to cannabis odor cues is altered in individuals at risk for a cannabis use disorder.
(2020 Aug 30)
Brain Behav
Kleinhans NM, Sweigert J, Blake M, Douglass B, Doane B, Reitz F, Larimer M

A sequential multiple assignment randomized trial (SMART) protocol for empirically developing an adaptive preventive intervention for college student drinking reduction.
(2020 Sep)
Contemp Clin Trials 96(): 106089
Patrick ME, Boatman JA, Morrell N, Wagner AC, Lyden GR, Nahum-Shani I, King CA, Bonar EE, Lee CM, Larimer ME, Vock DM, Almirall D

Examining the associations between alcohol-related parental communication, alcohol use, and protective behavioral strategy use among young adults.
(2020 Aug)
Addict Behav 107(): 106398
Litt DM, Garcia TA, Lowery A, LoParco C, Galvin AM, Larimer ME, Lewis MA

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